The winter covers keep the decks dry but she does accumulate quite a lot of dust and dirt after spending a few months by the quay. Last winter unfortunately the covers also provided a cosy home for a number of pigeons who left plenty of evidence of their occupation. The picture shows D working hard to clean the decks while I am steering the boat down the creek trying hard to keep carefully to the likely line of greatest depth (a useful concept known to geologists by the German word 'thalweg'- a term never found in nautical dictionaries).
Wednesday, 20 April 2022
Easter is a movable feast, its timing determined by the lunar calendar. Conveniently, this means the Easter public holidays always coincide with spring tides and therefore provide a suitable time to start the sailing season. With help from D we took Bonita out of Faversham creek to her mooring on the Swale on Easter Monday.